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'Duck Dynasty' Star

Rocking Out in Nashville

With Local Band

6/7/2014 6:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

060714_si_robertson_launch_v2"Duck Dynasty" star Si Robertson got real country Friday in Tennessee ... no, he didn't hook up with a family member -- the reality star rocked his ass off.

Robertson linked up with The Mauldin Brothers at Rippy's in Nashville to perform a few songs ... and for some reason Si brought a blinged out microphone along for the ride.

The 66-year old attempted to hit some difficult notes while he sang to a surprisingly packed audience.

Try, yes ... succeed, definitely not.

'Duck Dynasty' Star

My Dad Is a Prophet and a Martyr!

5/28/2014 5:14 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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"Duck Dynasty" star Alan Robertson is defending his dad Phil Robertson's controversial views on homosexuality ... and even thinks his pops is "a 21st Century prophet."

As we told you ... the elder Robertson doubled down last month on the homophobic remarks he made to GQ magazine ... with a new fiery sermon on Easter Sunday.

Alan -- who's also a preacher -- spoke up for his father at a religious event earlier this month in D.C. ... and likened Phil to John the Baptist. Alan said Phil "has the heart and the mindset of a prophet … long hair, long beard, naturally camouflaged, he ate off the land and he pointed people to Christ."

The clean-shaven Robertson bro also compared fans flocking to the family compound ... to a modern day religious pilgrimage.

Phil Robertson

Yeah, I Meant What I Said About Gays

5/22/2014 6:37 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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Phil Robertson
is stronger than ever that homosexuality is an evil that deserves disdain and eternal damnation.

The "Duck Dynasty" star gave a fire-and-brimstone sermon on Easter Sunday ... way stronger than his comments to GQ last December that triggered a brief suspension from the show.

Robertson told his congregation last month, "Neither the sexually immoral, nor the idolators, nor adulterers nor male prostitutes, nor homosexual offenders, nor thieves, nor greedy, nor drunkards, nor slanderers, nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God."

Robertson also scoffed at the media for criticizing them ... scoffing that reporters were ignorant when it comes to the bible.

'Duck Dynasty' Stars

Boycotted

At Alaska State Fair

5/2/2014 6:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Life's not always fair if you're part of the "Duck Dynasty" brood.  We've learned they've been invited to the Alaska State Fair ... but there are already cries of boycott.

The Robertsons were hired to do a town hall of sorts, telling stories about their lives and their beliefs.  But those beliefs include Phil's views on homosexuality ... including his observation that a man's anus is no match for a woman's vagina ... and therefore the boycott.

We're told there's a groundswell from people who want to either get the Fair to cancel the gig or -- if necessary -- disrupt the gig.

State Fair officials tell us ... they don't endorse all of  Phil's views ... but they believe his core value is family ... something near and dear to Alaskans ... so the appearance WON'T be cancelled.

Phil needs to stay clear of V. Stiviano ... bad things happen.

'Duck Dynasty' Star

Willie Robertson

Suck It Obama! I'm a Way Better Tipper!

2/11/2014 12:45 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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"Duck Dynasty" star Willie Robertson made an impression during the State of the Union address -- not so much with the President, but with 2 waiters who are now THOUSANDS of dollars richer.

Radio host Sean Hannity posted the pics ... showing Willie and his wife at Ruth's Chris Steakhouse in D.C. --  hanging with Sean, GOP Senator Ted Cruz, former Congressman Newt Gingrich and conservative radio host Mark Levin.

The group closed the joint down -- the restaurant normally closes at 11 PM but the group stayed 'til 2 AM ... and they racked up a $5,000 bill

Willie grabbed the tab and left a gratuity -- FIVE THOUSAND DOLLARS!  In case you have trouble computing .... a 100% tip.

Obama recently went to a local burger joint last month and left a 30% tip.  Respectable but no contest.

See? Republicans don't have any problems redistributing wealth.

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'Staind' Singer Aaron Lewis

'Redneck Crazy' Is an Attack On Women

2/1/2014 12:10 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

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"Staind" singer Aaron Lewis is slamming the country hit, "Redneck Crazy" by Tyler Farr ... saying it promotes violence toward women -- so he had the whole thing re-written.

Lewis says he HATES Farr's song -- about an angry guy who stalks and threatens his ex-GF.

Sample lyric:  "I'm gonna aim my headlights into your bedroom windows/Throw empty beer cans at both of your shadows."

The song -- which appears on Farr's debut album --  immediately shot to the top of the country charts ... and features some "Duck Dynasty" stars in the music video.

Lewis broke out his alternate version during a performance at a little bar in Medina, Ohio.


Jason Collins

Willie Robertson Was Untouchable

During State of Union

1/30/2014 6:18 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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"Duck Dynasty" star Willie Robertson was less than 20 feet away from Jason Collins during the State of the Union, and Jason says he might have reached across the aisle to him ... if not for all the camera-whoring Congressmen.

Jason -- the first NBA player to come out -- was First Lady Michelle Obama's guest in D.C. ... and says, "They were moving [Robertson] from one Republican to another Republican" all night.

And Jason says the seemingly impossible -- the guy whose family patriarch said gays are gonna burn in Hell meeting America's new gay icon -- could have happened if not for all the photos and glad-handing Robertson had to do.

"We passed each other in the hall, and that was about it."

So, how did Jason see a conversation between himself and Willie going down?

Watch the clip. We think he's very ... optimistic.

'Duck Dynasty' Stars

State of the Union?

You're Lookin' At It

1/29/2014 3:34 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

0129_willie_korie_robertson_state_of_the_union_launchIt was ironic ... one of the couples invited to the coveted State of the Union address last night at the U.S. Capitol was Willie and Korie Robertson -- to bring DIVERSITY to the event!

The "Duck Dynasty" stars were invited by Congressman Vance McAllister -- he's a Republican from Louisiana who won a close race last year, and the Robertsons helped with their endorsement.

Now here's the best part ... McAllister said he invited them to bring "some diversity to our nation's capitol."
 
Diversity is a tricky subject for the Robertson family ... who apparently thinks gays will burn in hell and homosexuality is a gateway to bestiality. 

We're guessing they didn't ask Jason Collins​ for an autograph ... or vice versa.

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'Duck Dynasty' Star Willie Robertson

Ready... Aim...

Refuses To Fire On A&E

1/1/2014 7:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

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"Duck Dynasty" star Willie Robertson rang in the New Year with a VERY interesting and probably insincere statement -- "We all learned a lot."

Willie appeared on FOX News Channel and on the surface made nice with A&E ... not gloating that the network folded like a cheap suit and brought back Phil Robertson after he made those anti-gay comments.

But here's the deal  ... the family won outright.  They threatened to all leave the show if Phil wasn't reinstated and they got what they wanted and no one has apologized for the comments.

So we gotta ask ...

Phil Robertson

Marry 15-Year-Olds

They Clean Ducks Good

12/31/2013 6:03 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

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Reinstated "Duck Dynasty" star Phil Robertson thinks guys should marry 15 or 16-year-old girls because when they get any older they become gold diggers.

Another video of Phil's preachin' has surfaced ... and in this one he implores his followers to marry young girls because "They'll pick [clean] your ducks."  He goes on with a cautionary message:  "You wait till they get to be 20 years old ... the only pickin' that's gonna take place is your pocket."

So we gotta ask ...











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'Duck Dynasty'

Phil Robertson Suspension is Over

... Says A&E

12/27/2013 3:05 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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1227-phil-robertson-a-and-eThe "Duck Dynasty" war with A&E is over -- the network just announced Phil Robertson is no longer suspended ... and filming will resume in a few months.

The network says their strong sense of integrity caused them to react quickly to Phil's GQ interview ... and after consulting with numerous advocacy groups they made a decision to bring him back.

The network adds, "As a global media content company, A+E Networks’ core values are centered around creativity, inclusion and mutual respect. We believe it is a privilege for our brands to be invited into people’s home and we operate with a strong sense of integrity and deep commitment to these principles."


The network says they plan to roll out a new PSA campaign on their network in the wake of what happened ... promoting unity, tolerance and acceptance.

A&E adds, "Duck Dynasty is not a show about one man's views. It resonates with a large audience because it is a show about family… a family that America has come to love."

Jesse Jackson

Phil Robertson Is Worse

Than Rosa Parks' Bus Driver

12/26/2013 9:45 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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1225-jesse-jackson-phil-robertsonPhil Robertson's homophobic comments to GQ were MORE OFFENSIVE than the words uttered by bus driver who tried to force Rosa Parks to sit on the back of his bus in 1955 ... so says civil rights leader Jesse Jackson.

Jackson came out firing against the "Duck Dynasty" star this week ... explaining, "These statements uttered by Robertson are more offensive than the bus driver in Montgomery, Alabama, more than 59 years ago."

"At least the bus driver, who ordered Rosa Parks to surrender her seat to a white person, was following state law. Robertson’s statements were uttered freely and openly without cover of the law, within a context of what he seemed to believe was 'white privilege.'"

Jackson is demanding a meeting with A&E and Cracker Barrel execs ... and even issued a Friday deadline ... urging the network to uphold Robertson’s suspension from the reality show.

Unclear if the network plans to honor Jackson's demand.

Sarah Palin

I Never Read Phil Robertson's GQ Article

Even Though I'm Defending Him!

12/26/2013 6:35 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

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So much for reading " all of em,' any of em" ...

Sarah Palin -- one of Phil Robertson's strongest supporters -- admitted SHE HASN'T READ THE GQ ARTICLE that ignited the firestorm!!!!

Palin appeared on Fox News Channel's "On the Record with Greta Van Susteren" the other night ... when Greta asked if Phil's explanation about why he disapproved homosexuality was too graphic in the magazine article.

Palin's response -- "I haven't read the article ... I don't know exactly how he said it."

Funny, Palin was one of the first people to defend Robertson after the story broke earlier this month -- on Dec. 18 she took to Facebook to write, "Free speech is an endangered species. Those 'intolerants' hatin and taking on the 'Duck Dynasty' patriarch for voicing his personal opinion are taking on all of us."

Somewhere, Kate Couric is probably chuckling ..



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